DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 17801
April 25, 1989
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Brown County, WI (Green Bay Port of
Entry); Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by Brown County, Wisconsin, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone on a site encompassing the Austin
Straubel Airport and two surrounding parcels (2,364 acres). The site
includes land in the village of Ashwaubenon, the Town of Hobart and the
reservation of the Oneida Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin in Brown County,
within the Green Bay Customs port of entry. The application was submitted
pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19
U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was
formally filed on April 14, 1989. Brown County is authorized to make this
application pursuant to secton 182.50 of the 1985-86 Wisconsin Statutes.
The proposed zone would consist of three parcels: Parcel A (60 acres) is
located at South Point Road and Airport Road, Ashwaubenon, and is owned by
the County and the Oneida Indian Tribe; Parcel B (1,654 acres) consists of
the county-owned Airport facility located in Ashwaubenon and Hobart; and,
Parcel C (650 acres), also located in Ashwaubenon and Hobart, includes the
Ashwaubenon Industrial Park at Adam Drive and Ridge Road, part of which is
owned by the Village of Ashwaubenon.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Green Bay area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution activity, including glassware, auto
parts, machinery and marine equipment. Specific manufacturing approvals are
not being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on
a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr., (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC
20230; Richard Rudin, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North
Central Region, 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Room 554, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
53202; and Colonel John D. Glass, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer
District, Detroit, P.O. Box 1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231-1027.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on May 17, 1989, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Brown County Board
Chambers, Room 203, Green Bay City Hall, 100 North Jefferson Street, Green
Bay, WI 54301.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by May 10,
1989. Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted
in accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care
of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice
through June 19, 1989.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
2077 Airport Drive,
Green Bay, WI 54303.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 2835,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: April 18, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 89-9801 Filed 4-24-89; 8:45 am]
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